01.28.2013
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COACHING CONVERSATIONS: JASON SUTTON ON MENTORING

post by corey lundberg

coaching conversation on mentoring with Jason Sutton

While attending the 2013 PGA Coaching Summit and Merchandise Show, I had the privilege of meeting several of my coaching heroes.  A few of them even indulged me in conversations on how to continue to develop my coaching skills.  100% of them cited their mentors as the main contributor to their success.

With the topic of mentoring on my mind, I was fortunate to spend some time with Jason Sutton and Adam Ohsberg who demonstrated the ideal mentoring relationship in action.

Jason (aka the Golf Guru) is the Director of Instruction at Carmel Country Club and has extensive experience on both sides of the mentoring relationship.  He was accompanied by his protege at Carmel Country Club, Adam Ohsberg.  Adam, an expert coach in his own right (2012 US Kids Top 50 Teacher), provides great perspective on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of expert mentoring.

In the videos below, I have broken our conversation into 3 brief parts.  During our conversation, we discuss:

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After watching, I would love to hear your comments on mentorship.  Feel free to provide insight from your own experience or questions for Jason & Adam.

PART 1 THE MODEL


PART 2 FIND A MENTOR


PART 3 ACTION STEPS


From my time with Adam and Jason, I learned that that all the books, certifications, and seminars will only get you so far.

The bespoke advice that an invested mentor can provide is critical in the continuos progress towards coaching expertise.

And there has to be passion on both sides– Jason is engaged in Adam’s development and receives genuine satisfaction when he succeeds.  Likewise, Adam is the passionate and respectful initiator of the relationship.  And Adam does his part to make sure Jason is achieving his goals.  Their mentoring relationship is mutually beneficial.

Thanks to Adam (@golfsenseipga) and Jason (@golfgurutv) for taking the time to discuss such a critical topic for coaches.  If you don’t already, go follow them immediately on twitter for more valuable coaching insights.

Thanks for watching!

– CL


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4 comments.

4 thoughts on “COACHING CONVERSATIONS: JASON SUTTON ON MENTORING

  1. Corey,
    It was a pleasure getting to know you and a big honor to be asked to be part of this project. I look forward to seeing your upcoming interviews. Look forward to working with you in the future.
    Guru

    1. Pleasure was all mine, Jason! You guys provide an excellent model to emulate. Hopefully a few people will see your lessons here and be inspired to take action on finding a similar mentoring relationship. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

  2. Well done Corey! I love to see and hear about great mentoring in action. I am constantly searching for the right connection for myself and the others around me. I know I’ve said it before but this blog puts my thoughts into words on so many levels.

    Thanks for that!

    Christy

    1. Christy,
      Thanks for the kind words. That is some seriously awesome feedback. I’m glad some of it resonates. I know you’re killing it at SO. Keep it up!

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